Michael Sagas

Dr. Michael Sagas

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“Michael Sagas has a wealth of experience and a keen awareness of intercollegiate athletics. In previous research projects he has worked on with us at the NCAA, Sagas has always demonstrated a high level work product.”

DJ Brown
NCAA Associate Director, Academic and Membership Affairs
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Dr. Sagas provides an accomplished blend of applied research, first-hand experience in higher education sport management, and extensive service as a Southeastern Conference Faculty Athletics Representative

Dr. Michael Sagas currently a Professor and Chair in the Department of Sport Management at the University of Florida. He also serves as the University’s Faculty Athletics Representative to the NCAA and Southeastern Conference.

Dr. Sagas has distinguished himself as an industry-leading expert in sports management by providing theoretical and practical research utilized by scholars, policy makers, and managers of intercollegiate athletics and youth sports programs worldwide. Sagas has authored or coauthored over 100 refereed journal articles and is a Research Fellow of the North American Society for Sport Management. His research interests are in Athlete Development, Intercollegiate Athletics, and Identity Development in Sports Organizations.

Sagas received his doctorate and master’s degrees from Texas A&M University in Sport Management, where he also served as a faculty member prior to his arrival to UF. Michael earned his Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science-Coaching from the University of Utah.


2008 – 2018 and 2019 – Present
University of Florida
(Professor and Chair, Department of Sport Management)

2011 – Present
University of Florida
(Faculty Athletics Representative to the SEC and NCAA, UF Office of the President)

2009 – Present
University of Florida
(Director, Laboratory for Athlete and Athletics Development and Research)

Texas A&M University
 (Associate Professor and Chair, Division of Sport Management)

2003 – 2008
Texas A&M University
(Director, Laboratory for the Study of Intercollegiate Athletics)

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